Welcome to BiodivERsA

Funded under the FP7 ERA-NET scheme, BiodivERsA is a network of national funding organisations promoting pan-European research that offers innovative opportunities for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.

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BiodivERsA Policy Briefs

Briefings produced by BiodivERsA aiming to inform policy makers on key results of selected BiodivERsA funded projects, and to provide them with specific recommendations.

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BiodivERsA Newsletters

Newsletters from BiodivERsA

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Joint calls

In tandem with its coordination and strategy work, BiodivERsA aims to establish itself as a source of regular funding with the launch of one joint call a year.

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Funded Projects

A unique aspect of BiodivERsA's work is that it funds small-to-medium-sized pan-European projects – often involving between five and seven partners (from three to five countries). 

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The BiodivERsA Research Information System compiles information on European, national and regional funding programmes and funding organisations supporting biodiversity research.

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Strategic Cooperation

Through strategic analysis activities and its common research agenda, BiodivERsA is evolving towards an independent and self-sustained funding platform for European biodiversity research.


All partners in BiodivERsA have a national or regional responsibility for funding biodiversity research. Fifteen of the European Union 25 member states are represented through 21 partner organisations.

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BiodivERsA is supported by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme